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News & Reports
CARD Grant Program Update
The purpose of the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) grant is to identify new technologies, strategies and program approaches that utilities can implement to help achieve the annual state energy conservation goal of 1.5 percent as established by the Next Generation Energy Act of 2007. Two recently completed CARD projects are described below; a third nearly completed CARD project featured at a workshop is also discussed.
2013 Energy Legislation Update
The 2013 Minnesota Legislature set several new policies intended to boost distributed generation, energy efficiency, and energy conservation in the state. The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources was charged with developing policy in several areas. The following is a brief summary of progress toward those goals. Energy legislation information is available at the Commerce website.